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Apple DVD Player can't find external DVD drive


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hello
i have recently purchased a LACIE External DVD Drive for my G4 Power Mac, however, when I put a DVD in to play it the DVD Player program gives me an error saying:
There was an initialisation error
A valid DVD drive could not be found (-70012)
Does anyone know how I can intialise my drive so that I can watch DVDs?
I have installed the Toast software that came with the drive, but that is only for burning dvds.
Any help would be appreciated
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You might need to use Patchburn to force OS X to recognise the drive.
Download it at www.patchburn.de and follow the instructions.

This will also enable burn in iTunes, the Finder, iPhoto & iDVD.
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Thanks for that.
It isn't giving the DVD drive as an option?
Is there somewhere I can add it to the hardware list?
ugh.. is it supposed to be this difficult?
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It is an external firewire DVD burner, right?

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yes shouldn't i be able to view dvds on it though?
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Connected CD/DVD writers:
IDE-DVD Model: DVDRW8651 Profile: yes
LITE-ON Model: LTR-12102C Profile: yes
Ok.. so what happens now?
Still getting the same error..
Your help is greatly appreciated :p
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Originally Posted by she_sails
Connected CD/DVD writers:
IDE-DVD Model: DVDRW8651 Profile: yes
LITE-ON Model: LTR-12102C Profile: yes
Ok.. so what happens now?
Still getting the same error..
Your help is greatly appreciated :p
Get the latest DiscRecorder Profile from LaCie.

My LightScribe drive requires a firmware updated not yet released to the public, I can't burn DVD's or CD's (I get an error) but I can make LightScribe discs, at any rate I know they had a firmware update for my specific drive but I had plenty of time messing around with DiscRecorder Profiles.

Good luck!
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